Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

Protecting from Identity Theft? A good Start

I apologize for delays in new post, business has been well keeping me busy.  2010 I hope to update more regularly.  Until here is an article I wrote for security magazine in 2008.  I hope you enjoy.

Protecting from Identity Theft? A Good Start

by Dave Chronister
April 1, 2008

Technology’s ever-growing importance is a mixed blessing.

On one hand, it keeps me employed, but many times I will find myself talking about “new threats” that aren’t really new, ...

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Social Security number code cracked, study claims

RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
Published: July 6, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the concern about identity theft, researchers say there’s a surprisingly easy way for the technology-savvy to figure out the precious nine digits of Americans’ Social Security numbers.

“It’s good that we found it before the bad guys,” Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh said of the method for predicting the numbers.

Acquisti ...

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Red Flag Delayed

In case you haven’t heard the FTC has delayed the deadline for implementation of the Red Flag Rules.  The deadline has been extended 6 months to May 1st 2009.  

The Red Flag rules require financial institutions and credit based corporations to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program.  

You can read more about the delay on the FTC website here http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/10/redflags.shtm

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